Areas of Business
The companies of the group were conceived with an eye to specialisation and have been optimised as regards organisation, structures and plants so as to constantly improve quality, flexibility, production efficiency and speed of response to the market.
The manufacturing nucleus is composed of 4 companies, located in northern Italy at the centre of a highly concentrated market for steel consumption, which operate in four areas of activity:
- hot rolled flat products with Acciaieria Arvedi in Cremona, it produces quality black, pickled and galvanized carbon steel coils. Built in the early 1990s, it is a very modern industrial works, the first example in Europe of a mini-mill for flat rolled steel.
In its first plant it uses the (patented) ISP - In-line Strip Production technology, based on thin slab casting and in-line rolling.
With its second plant, an epoch-making innovation started up in 2009, it has achieved a continuous cast-rolling process using Arvedi ESP - Endless Strip Production technology (patented in the most important industrialised countries).
Some final processing operations are carried out at its own service centre in Corbetta (Milan).
- welded carbon steel tubes with ATA in Cremona, built in the early 1970s and from the start equipped with avant-garde plants. Highly oriented towards quality and special products using coils from Acciaieria Arvedi, it holds important positions on the domestic and European markets.
The recent installation of a new tube line, unique in Italy in terms of performance, has extended its production range to diameters of 323 mm and wall thickness to 16 mm.
In 2008 Arvedi Tubi Acciaio took over Metalfer SpA, the most important cold drawing unit of tubes in Italy and among the main Companies in Europe.
- welded stainless steel tubes with Ilta Inox in Robecco díOglio (Cremona), historically the first of the groupís companies set up in the early 1960s. It is specialised in tubes for quality applications which meet rigorous international standards, and exports 75% of its production.
- precision stainless steel strip with Arinox in the Riva Trigoso area of Sestri Levante (GE), set up in the early 1990s and specialised in the precision cold rolling of ultrathin stainless steel strip down to gauges below 0.1 mm. It is the only producer on the domestic market in this sector and operates in a niche market, exporting about 70% of its production.